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Irish add 12th commitment

Notre Dame's football recruiting class for 2013 reached an even dozen Thursday.

Mike Heuerman, a tight end from Barron Collier High School in Naples, Fla., orally committed to the Irish.

Heuerman posted on his Twitter account (@Mheuerman9): "Officially committed to play football for the University of Notre Dame. #GoIrish."

The 6-foot-6, 215-pounder is rated a four-star prospect and the No. 10 tight end in the country by Rivals.com.

Notre Dame football

Class of 2013 oral commitments

Hunter Bivin, OL, 6-7, 288, Apollo, Owensboro, Ky.

Devin Butler, DB, 6-1, 185, Gonzaga, Washington D.C.

Steve Elmer, OL, 6-6, 305, Midland, Midland, Mich.

Mike Heuerman, TE, 6-4, 215, Barron Collier, Naples, Fla.

Rashad Kinlaw, ATH, 6-1, 185, Absegami, Galloway, N.J.

Jacob Matuska, TE, 6-5, 240, Bishop Hartley, Columbus, Ohio

Mike McGlinchey, OL, 6-9, 280, William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia

Colin McGovern, OL, 6-6, 292, Lincoln-Way West, New Lenox, Ill.

John Montelus, OL, 6-5, 293, Everett, Everett, Mass.

James Onwualu, ATH, 6-1, 205, Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul, Minn.

Corey Robinson, WR, 6-4, 195, San Antonio Christian, San Antonio, Texas

Malik Zaire, QB, 6-1, 190, Archbishop Alter, Kettering, Ohio

The Journal Gazette's Assistant Sports Editor Tony Krausz covers The University of Notre Dame. Krausz, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a native of St. Louis, has been assistant sports editor since October 2005. Prior to joining the JG, he worked at two papers in Mississippi covering high school and college athletics.

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